Apex Legends |OT| Have you seen Titanfall 3?

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Ugh. Last night was definitely one of my good nights. I’ve been trying to win with each character for achievement reasons. And somehow just can’t seem to win as Gibraltar. Closest was second place and we choked pretty hard
 
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Sounds less like an issue with skill and more an issue with latency.
Could’ve also have been someone with high end armor. I’ve put two mags into a pathfinder once to no avail due to that. And of course the random who was originally following me ran off somewhere so when this guy’s teammate got the drop on me, it was game over.
 
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This is pretty fun. I'll come back to it once solo mode is available, do not like team based competitive games with randoms at all.
 
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I put in about 30 hours and i've got 5000 credits. I won twice and made the top 2 teams about 20 times. Zero way you almost have enough credits playing casually lol. Had to say it.
Eh, weird, I'm still Lv16 and got almost 8K, playing very casually, because I'm not winning anymore and progression is very slow if you don't get kills.



Actually, I didn't notice how to get the money, is it by leveling up? I can see it taking more time if you don't do well on matches...
 
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Eh, weird, I'm still Lv16 and got almost 8K, playing very casually, because I'm not winning anymore and progression is very slow if you don't get kills.



Actually, I didn't notice how to get the money, is it by leveling up? I can see it taking more time if you don't do well on matches...
Leveling up and I believe you get bonuses for winning
 
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Eh, weird, I'm still Lv16 and got almost 8K, playing very casually, because I'm not winning anymore and progression is very slow if you don't get kills.

Actually, I didn't notice how to get the money, is it by leveling up? I can see it taking more time if you don't do well on matches...
XP is mostly gained by having your team survive as long as possible. Each frag only grants you 50 pts, while the time your team spends in game grants you several thousands if you're doing good. The games mostly rewards team play : reviving a teammate is worth 4 frags, and I don't think you get a reward if you leave the game after you died but your mates keep playing.
As for money, you get at least 600 for each level, so by level 20 you should have enough to buy a character.
 
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I don't think I've done a more ridiculous 180 on a game, ever lol. I still want a Titanfall so bad that it hurts, but this game is hot sex in a pancake house levels of fun. The ping system also has to be the single most brilliant genre-saving addition I've come across.
You know you’ve captured magic in a bottle when you see this common trend. People coming in with a negative attitude sharpening their knives but instead getting smitten.

Tf1 & Tf2 were only the prelude. This is the game that what will solidify Respawn as a developer to be reckoned with. EA’s top billing, and arguably their saviours.

The only question that remains is the marketplace, and will people be motivated to pour money into it or just freeload. And will it remain free of EA exploitative shenanigans.
 
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I honestly think EA made a mistake releasing this so close to Anthem.
It won’t do Anthem any favors, hopefully it will be like some folks think and have very little overlap. Personally I think there will be a fair bit of overlap.

I agree with those saying the game is super fun - having a blast with it. My only frustration is randos who are too lazy (or maybe stupid) to ping *anything*. Communication and sticking together are key to winning.
 
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I honestly think EA made a mistake releasing this so close to Anthem.
It won’t do Anthem any favors, hopefully it will be like some folks think and have very little overlap. Personally I think there will be a fair bit of overlap.

I agree with those saying the game is super fun - having a blast with it. My only frustration is randos who are too lazy (or maybe stupid) to ping *anything*. Communication and sticking together are key to winning.
I honestly feel like they scratch different itches
 
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You know you’ve captured magic in a bottle when you see this common trend. People coming in with a negative attitude sharpening their knives but instead getting smitten.

Tf1 & Tf2 were only the prelude. This is the game that what will solidify Respawn as a developer to be reckoned with. EA’s top billing, and arguably their saviours.

The only question that remains is the marketplace, and will people be motivated to pour money into it or just freeload. And will it remain free of EA exploitative shenanigans.
Yep. I mean Titanfall 2 was superb as well. I guess Apex is the game that breaks out for them though.
 
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I honestly feel like they scratch different itches
For some. There are lots of folks who have more than one itch to scratch. I put time into Destiny, Siege, God of War, ACO and now Apex. I feel like today’s gamers don’t necessarily slot neatly into PVE or PVP etc. and screen time is a finite quantity. That’s why Netflix considers Fortnite a major competitor.
 
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XP is mostly gained by having your team survive as long as possible. Each frag only grants you 50 pts, while the time your team spends in game grants you several thousands if you're doing good. The games mostly rewards team play : reviving a teammate is worth 4 frags, and I don't think you get a reward if you leave the game after you died but your mates keep playing.
As for money, you get at least 600 for each level, so by level 20 you should have enough to buy a character.
Just got to Lv20, I have about 10200 tokens now, getting 600 per level. Seems good to me. I think by Lv50 I can unlock the second character.

Do we still get boxes after Lv50? That's my main concern, since 10 boxes are about $10, if we don't get more for free.
 
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Am I the only one that has problems spotting people in this game? I've been trying to hold in this complaint thinking that maybe I just need to get more used to the game, but I almost never can spot people unless they're in the desert or if they fire first. They just blend into the environment and it's really starting to frustrate me.
 
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The character designs in this game are godawful so I'm not motivated to spend money. Spent so much money on PUBG characters and would spend on Fortnite if I bothered to play it. They don't really any good avenue for making money from this game at the moment.
 

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Am I the only one that has problems spotting people in this game? I've been trying to hold in this complaint thinking that maybe I just need to get more used to the game, but I almost never can spot people unless they're in the desert or if they fire first. They just blend into the environment and it's really starting to frustrate me.
I struggle sometimes too. Have been killed a couple of times by people that I couldn't believe I didn't see

The character designs in this game are godawful so I'm not motivated to spend money. Spent so much money on PUBG characters and would spend on Fortnite if I bothered to play it. They don't really any good avenue for making money from this game at the moment.
Yeah I'd be interested in seeing some microtransaction data of the game so far.
IMO the terrible character design is the one thing that might hurt this game revenue wise (still think it will do fine though). I just don't see these characters getting as much of a staying power and "fanbase" as the ones in Overwatch or LOL
 
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I'm surprised at the complaints about the art. If figured most would find it "inoffensive" at the very least. The only character that I think looks straight up bad in terms of her in game model is Lifeline.

And her "Jamican" accent too. As a Jamaican I find it terrible enough to be offended lol.
 
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I'm surprised at the complaints about the art. If figured most would find it "inoffensive" at the very least. The only character that I think looks straight up bad in terms of her in game model is Lifeline.

And her "Jamican" accent too. As a Jamaican I find it terrible enough to be offended lol.
I agree, the character design is the weakest part, very uninspired. The skins are not really that great either except for a small handful of legendary ones

The purple "epic" skins are just recolours of the default model which is a bit lazy.
 
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I'm surprised at the complaints about the art. If figured most would find it "inoffensive" at the very least. The only character that I think looks straight up bad in terms of her in game model is Lifeline.

And her "Jamican" accent too. As a Jamaican I find it terrible enough to be offended lol.
Yeah I guess inoffensive is what I would call them. And yeah lifeline is easily the worst, the devs also clearly didn't know what to do with her skins, even the legendary ones are hardly more than different colours.

I just think in a character based game like this where revenue is to come from skins "inoffensive" isn't ideal. You look at overwatch or LOL and you see people with those characters as avatars, or in their nickname or doing concept art or cosplay, etc. They are so attached to them that I get why they want to own cool skins for them.
I don't see these characters generating that level of attachment, but maybe I'm wrong (hopefully, since I want the game to do well and get a lot of support)
 
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Yeah I guess inoffensive is what I would call them. And yeah lifeline is easily the worst, the devs also clearly didn't know what to do with her skins, even the legendary ones are hardly more than different colours.

I just think in a character based game like this where revenue is to come from skins "inoffensive" isn't ideal. You look at overwatch or LOL and you see people with those characters as avatars, or in their nickname or doing concept art or cosplay, etc. They are so attached to them that I get why they want to own cool skins for them.
I don't see these characters generating that level of attachment, but maybe I'm wrong (hopefully, since I want the game to do well and get a lot of support)
I think that's fair.

I think the characters have the potential to grow on people. I think their characterizations are pretty well done, especially on the character select screen. I quite like them, even if the only one I think looks "cool" art wise is Mirage.

You can spend money on guns, right?

I'm still confused as to what Loot Box's are and how they relate to this game. It seems like you can get unique looking stuff just by playing and getting enough points of some sort?

I've pretty much only been playing fighting games for the past 10, the new FPS/MOBA/BR space is almost completely foreign to me now.
 

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Minority Hire who fills the game with minority characters. Lolololol /s

I will have some free time tomorrow so I will play a bit more of Apex to get my complete thoughts on the game. I will say that so far the movement restrictions and lack of titans really suck and the art direction is a major downgrade from Titanfall 1 and 2.
 
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So what is the general consesus on the best weapons in the game?

Generally i try to stick with peacemaker and Hemlock/R301 but i dont know if there is something better. I also had some success with Longbow as well
 
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I don't think I've done a more ridiculous 180 on a game, ever lol. I still want a Titanfall so bad that it hurts, but this game is hot sex in a pancake house levels of fun. The ping system also has to be the single most brilliant genre-saving addition I've come across.
It must be so rewarding for Respawn to read comment after comment of people saying "I never liked this genre until this game."



Just got to Lv20, I have about 10200 tokens now, getting 600 per level. Seems good to me. I think by Lv50 I can unlock the second character.

Do we still get boxes after Lv50? That's my main concern, since 10 boxes are about $10, if we don't get more for free.
I've never seen a game with loot boxes that stops letting you earn loot boxes after a certain point. People would not be happy, and that news would be everywhere.

Am I the only one that has problems spotting people in this game? I've been trying to hold in this complaint thinking that maybe I just need to get more used to the game, but I almost never can spot people unless they're in the desert or if they fire first. They just blend into the environment and it's really starting to frustrate me.
I look for movement and muzzle flash more than anything.

I'm surprised at the complaints about the art. If figured most would find it "inoffensive" at the very least. The only character that I think looks straight up bad in terms of her in game model is Lifeline.

And her "Jamican" accent too. As a Jamaican I find it terrible enough to be offended lol.
I KNOW! I'm an American, and it still sounds really bad to me! It's Dick Van Dyke in Merry Poppins working with an Irish vocal coach to play a British chimney sweep levels of bad. I really wish they would have found a more authentic voice actress.
 
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I'm surprised at the complaints about the art. If figured most would find it "inoffensive" at the very least. The only character that I think looks straight up bad in terms of her in game model is Lifeline.

And her "Jamican" accent too. As a Jamaican I find it terrible enough to be offended lol.
I agree, the style doesn't bother me but I don't love it either, it's just there. When I saw characters from Team Fortress 2 or Overwatch, they were immediately fun and charming, and it came to no surprise when fan-art was created about them. I don't see it happening as much with the Apex characters.
It's still better than if they had kept the raw Titanfall 1/2 designs, though (also ok, but even more bland).
 
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I agree, the style doesn't bother me but I don't love it either, it's just there. When I saw characters from Team Fortress 2 or Overwatch, they were immediately fun and charming, and it came to no surprise when fan-art was created about them. I don't see it happening as much with the Apex characters.
It's still better than if they had kept the raw Titanfall 1/2 designs, though (also ok, but even more bland).
Several of the characters in this game I would describe as painfully generic. Overwatch gets it right, and they're going to need to step up their game for the legends after this.

People need to be attracted to your characters in order to want to spend money making them look even cooler. That doesn't have to be a physical attraction, but that doesn't hurt either. Respawn needs to make characters that are personable. They should have good personalities, good voice talent, cool designs that allow for some really fun premium skins, and yes, some of the male and female characters alike should be kind of sexy. That doesn't mean they have to go with plunging necklines and tons of skin (which really wouldn't be very fitting for this game) but create some attractive characters, for crying out loud.

It's also telling that the character with the most personality was essentially created for their last game, and happens to be a robot.
 
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In hindsight I also appreciate the fact that this thing just dropped out of nowhere for all platforms.

No press events, no paid shill streams, no exclusive beta weekends, no bullshit at all. Just, "here try this game we made, everyone can start playing right now".
 
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I don’t know if I like it or not.

I was expecting wall running...but I got weird team playing and tactical flanking.
I think I’ll get it but I can’t tell yet.
 
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In hindsight I also appreciate the fact that this thing just dropped out of nowhere for all platforms.

No press events, no paid shill streams, no exclusive beta weekends, no bullshit at all. Just, "here try this game we made, everyone can start playing right now".
Less time for people to talk shit without actually playing the game too!
 

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I never understood people caring about how the characters/skins look. About 10 rounds in I stop seeing all of that, it's just the Matrix. There's data useful to winning and the rest is chaff. Guess I'm strange.
 
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I don’t know if I like it or not.

I was expecting wall running...but I got weird team playing and tactical flanking.
I think I’ll get it but I can’t tell yet.
The movement system is still extremely flexible
Plus youte not pilots in this game
I'm glad theres no wall running
 
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I don’t know if I like it or not.

I was expecting wall running...but I got weird team playing and tactical flanking.
I think I’ll get it but I can’t tell yet.
If you didn't see it elsewhere, Respawn tried Titans and wall running. Neither worked in a battle royale game. Wall running in particular kept splitting up teams.

I never understood people caring about how the characters/skins look. About 10 rounds in I stop seeing all of that, it's just the Matrix. There's data useful to winning and the rest is chaff. Guess I'm strange.
What can I say. I like playing virtual dress-up.
 
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The movement system is still extremely flexible
Plus youte not pilots in this game
I'm glad theres no wall running
I’m not. Wall running an crazy movement is half of what makes titnafall amazing. I understand it’s not that kind of game though.
If you didn't see it elsewhere, Respawn tried Titans and wall running. Neither worked in a battle royale game. Wall running in particular kept splitting up teams.



What can I say. I like playing virtual dress-up.
Yeah I can understand how it wouldnt work. In Titan fall I never stay with my team and enjoy being solo.

I need to spend more time with the game because I expected something it’s not. I’m sure I’ll like it on it’s own merits when I play more. I had a couple of cool cinematic moments in the few games I tried.